Young Frankenstein is the hilarious musical farce from the twisted comic mind of Mel Brooks, based on his film of the same name. Following runs on Broadway and West End, Cygnet Players are extremely excited to be one of the first companies to bring this show to the amateur stage.
The musical follows the brilliant Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous Victor von Frankenstein, as he travels to Transylvania to settle his grandfather’s estate. Leaving behind his fiancée Elizabeth, he meets a string of eclectic characters along the way, including willing sidekick Igor, beautiful blonde Inga and his grandfather’s eccentric former assistant/lover Frau Blucher. Although initially resistant to continue his grandfather’s ungodly experiments, Frederick soon comes to embrace his inner mad scientist and embarks on a scheme to bring the dead back to life.
Hilarity inevitably ensues as the fearful villagers, led by Inspector Kemp, attempt to stop Frankenstein before he can unwittingly unleash another monster. Featuring huge dance routines, dramatic love stories, a blind hermit, rollicking supporting characters and even a tap-dancing monster, Young Frankenstein is one of the funniest, silliest and entertaining musicals ever to come alive on stage.
Frederick – Michael Stacey
Igor – Alex Johnston
Inga – Emma-Mae West
Frau Blucher – Kate Chesworth
Elizabeth – Rosie Orchard
The Monster – Matt Bentley
Inspector Hans Kemp – Rob Malone
The Hermit – Mark Hunter
If you are interested in auditioning, please fill in the audition form. Full details of the characters and more information about our production are available in the information pack. If you have any questions about the roles or process, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-audition workshops and audition dates are as follows:
Wednesday 28th September; 8:30pm – first meeting and the pre-audition workshop, please see the info pack for details!
Thursday 29th September; 7:30pm – Dance Workshop featuring two sections of dance from the show for the audition.
Wednesday 5th October from 7:30pm – auditions
Friday 7th October from 7:30pm – auditions
Sunday 9th October from 1.00 – 5.00pm – recalls
To book an audition you must submit your form by Midnight on Sunday 2nd October!
All meetings and auditions (unless otherwise communicated) will take place at St Barnabas Church Hall, 146 Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18 5EP.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We are committed to making this an inclusive and diverse production which showcases the talents of our society and which gives each and every member of the cast a moment to shine. As such, there will be opportunities for singers and dances of all genders, ethnicities and ages… come along to the first meeting to find out more!
AUDITIONS AND CASTING
There is an audition fee of £10 if you are not a current paid-up member of Cygnet Players. This can be paid at audition in cash, or by card, or please let us know if you wish to make a bank transfer in advance. If you are successful and are cast, you must then become a member of the society and your £10 audition fee will be deducted from your show fee. If you are already a member, you will not need to pay an audition fee.
Membership is £35 a year if you pay as a one-off, or only £30 when you set up a standing order. This lets you audition for both our musicals within that year, and our annual play. It also gives you members’ rates to our social events.
We will try to audition everyone that wants to take part; but this may not be possible if your audition form is submitted after the given deadline, or the number of available audition slots has been exceeded.
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